Day in history for January 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago guests of the M And M Railroad to Iowa City returned to Rock Island yesterday and stopped at the Island City Hotel. They represented that the celebration was entirely successful.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The firm of Bamberger And Co. was dissolved. R. Kaufman of Chicago succeeds to the business. H.C. Wivill will also remain.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The medical staff of the St. Anthony's Hospital passed a resolution of appreciation of the action of Matthias Schnell, who on the occasion of his last visit delivered up the first mortgage held by him.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The problem of extending the Rock Island waterworks intake or for building an interceptor sewer for carrying sewage downstream past the city will lie with the description of Col. George Spaulding, the divisional army engineer at St. Louis.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Davenport officials today moved to arrange for additional financing to cover the cost of a second municipal swimming pool to be built in Duck Creek Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island police have cited at least 83 persons for failing to obtain wheel-tax stickers. Persons with cars registered in Rock Island were required to purchase the stickers by Dec. 1.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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